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early menopause

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  • Posted By: peaches
  • September 25, 2006
  • 05:55 PM

I thought I was having a normal period,but this can't be normal. I've bleeding for two and a half weeks. I went to my doctor he told me to let it take it course because I am going through menapause. Is there anyone out there that I can talk to. Is there anyone out there that is going through menopause,if so can you help me understand what's happening to me.

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  • I am having the same problem, bleeding for 45 days at a time. My Dr. says that I am too young for menopause (43) but never offered me another explanation. How old lare you? I would suggest you see your Dr., as this is not normal. I am currently waiting for surgery, "ablation" that is supposed to end all the prolonged, heavy bleeding. See your Dr. and see if that is an option for you too. Good luck;
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 03:40 PM
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  • Hi peaches,Have you had a physical exam or an ultrasound to see if there was an underlying cause of the bleeding? It could be hormonal (menopausal) but as far as I know, women who start menopause start having irregular periods and not prolonged but I am no doc and haven't had any experience with this. It could also be ovarian cysts or an uterine fibroid, so you better have it checked.
    KnowSUMthings 153 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 07:18 PM
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  • Menopause literally means the last monthly period of a woman''s life. Menopause occurs as the ovaries stop producing estrogen, causing the reproductive system to gradually shut down. As the body adapts to the changing levels of natural hormones, vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and palpitations, psychological symptoms such as increased depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings and lack of concentration, and atrophic symptoms such as vaginal dryness and urgency of urination appear. Together with these symptoms, the woman may also have increasingly scanty and erratic menstrual periods.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2006
    • 08:13 AM
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